A KNOWN FEARLESS POLICEMAN was shot dead Saturday afternoon (June 1) by still unidenified motorcycle-riding tandem in Barangay Tumaga in Zamboanga City.
Police authorities identified the slain police as Corporal Edgar Gaganting of Police Station 4. Gaganting was a member of the Zamboanga City Police Anti-Drug Operatives (ZCPADO).
It was not clear if the slain police was still brought to the hospital before he died but police operatives are still undergoing investigations to establish the motive of the killing.
Initial investigation conducted by police probers revealed that Gaganting arrested a prominent family's son. The father of the boy he arrested was a retired police official. Police are now investigating if this was something to do with the killing of the police officer. He was known as the fearless policeman after the arrest on a prominent retired police official's son.
Gaganting was considered as the first anti-drug police officer killed in this city this year and also the fifth after Tokhang was fully implemented in Zamboanga City when President Rodrigo Duterte assumed power in 2016.
Other policemen in the city slain by still unidentied motorcycle-riding gunmen were also known as SPO3 Ronie Adanza, 43, also a member of the city's anti-drug unit; Police Officer 3 Michael Tan, a warrant server of the Zamboanga City Police Station 7; and two other police officers. ###